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Zoom Session – Sweetness As Power: Sensation, Embodiment, and Whiteness in Richard Ligon’s History of Barbados.

August 14 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

Sal Nicolazzo (UC Davis) discusses their research on Richard Ligon’s History of Barbados with Renisa Mawani (University of British Columbia). They consider what the intense focus on the sensory and the aesthetic in Ligon’s seventeenth-century text teaches us about the evolution of whiteness as property and as a legal status.